GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008

The GenOM Project is funded primarily by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation and the UW Office of Research. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics, bioengineering, and life sciences research at the University of Washington Seattle. We partner with the College of Engineering to support students interested in Clean Energy and Molecular and Materials research..



GenOM Project News

Our ALVA 2020 Graduates are HERE!

2021 ALVA Summer Internship

Please read the How To Apply page HERE and FAQ HERE before you fill out the application.

You will need your UW NET ID (created when you applied to UW Seattle) to gain access to the application.

If you have forgotton your UW Net ID, CLICK HERE.

You will also need two Letter of Recommendations. CLICK HERE to download the recommendation form.

To go directly to the application please CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Latoya Surratt.

If you are not able to access the application website and have contacted UW NET ID retrieval services, please download the application here: DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION

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Emerging Researchers National Conference - February 2020

The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

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UW Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium - August 21, 2019

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.

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